Read an excerpt of Long after Lauds!

Jeanine Hathaway’s new poetry collection, Long after Lauds releases July 2019, but we wanted to share an excerpt now for your reading enjoyment. Long after Lauds will be available for pre-order on Amazon, the Wipf & Stock website, and through Wichita bookseller, Watermark Books.


“Jeanine Hathaway is the kind of religious poet I deeply admire—earthy, worldly, and of this world, a writer who works inside the contradictions of division and reconciliation, doubt and faith; but she is first and foremost a poet who knows her trade. Hathaway never takes herself too seriously and yet she is taken by her subject matter and by the serious question she has deeply lived—just how exactly are we being asked to live our lives?”

—Robert Cording, author of Only So Far

“Soon after you open this dazzling book, you begin to feel it was written precisely and only to you. Not that the poems are confessional—they’re not—but their witty, antic wordplay and their music accumulate until they feel like a secret language between the writer and the reader. These poems are urgent. Their passion makes me see stitches, saints, Paris—almost everything—in a whole new way, teaching questions that may, in the end, be more significant than answers.”

—Jeanne Murray Walker, author of Pilgrim, You Find the Path by Walking